From 1964 till 1970 Udo Schwertmann was Head of the Department of Soil Science at the Technische Universität West-Berlin, and from 1970 till 1995 at the Technische Universität München. Although he retired from active service in 1995, he is still involved in many research projects.
Udo Schwertmann conducted important research work at virtually all fields of soil science from atomic to mineral and to landscape scales throughout his career. This holds especially for his work on oxidic iron compounds, but he was certainly fascinated by soils as a major component of natural landscapes, i.e. terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems at all.
EGU Philippe Duchaufour Medallist 2005 "for his outstanding research in the field of fundamental and applied soil science, with special emphasis on his contributions to soil mineralogy and genesis".
Schwertmann, U. and Carlson, L. (2005) The pH-dependent transformation of schwertmannite to goethite at 25°C Clay Min.
Schwertmann, U., Wagner, F. and Knicker, H. (2005) Ferrihydrite-humic associations: Magnetic hyperfine interactions. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 65:1009-1015.
Schwertmann, U., Stanjek, H. and Becher, H.H. (2004) Long-term in vitro transformation of 2L-ferrihydrite to goethite /hematite at 4, 10, 15 and 25°C. Clay. Min. 39: 433-438.
Nornberg, P., Schwertmann, U., Stanjek, H.,Anderson, T. and Gunnlaugson, H.P. (2004) Mineralogy of a burned soil compared with four anomalously red Quarternary deposits in Denmark. Clay Min. 39: 85-98.
Majzlan, J., Navrotsky, A. and Schwertmann, U. (2004) Thermodynamics of iron oxides: Part III. Enthalpies of formation and stability of ferrihydrite (~Fe(OH)3), schwertmannite (~FeO(OH)3/4(SO4)1/8), and e-Fe2O3. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta: 68: 1049-1059.
Schwertmann, U., Friedl, J. and Kyek, A. (2004) Formation and properties of a continuous crystallinity series of synthetic ferrihydrites (2- to 6-line) and their relation to FeOOH forms. Clays Clay Min. 52: 221-226.
Cornell, R.M. and Schwertmann, U. (2003)The iron oxides. 2nd ed., Wiley-VCH; 613 pp.
Jansen, E., Kyek,A., Schäfer, W. and Schwertmann, U. (2002) The structure of six-line ferrihydrite. Appl. Physics A S 1004-1006 276.
Campbell, A.S., Schwertmann, U., Stanjek, H., Kyek, A. and Campbell, P.A. (2002) Si incorporation into hematite by heating Si-ferrihydrite. Langmuir 18: 7804-7809.
Carlson, L.,Bigham, J.M., Schwertmann, U., Kyek,A. and Wagner, F. (2002) Scavanging of As from acid mine drainage by schwertmannite and ferrihydrite: A comparison with synthetic analogues. Environ. Sci. Techn. 36: 1712-1719.